I want to be able to fix my bike.
I mean, I’m not entirely certain what’s wrong with it, but there’s an entire *internet* out there, with friendly videos and owners manuals and fucking step-by-step walk-through’s on forums run by folks who have done this a million times for their own things.
However, due to my current situation where I am distinctly lacking all tools, I can’t.
I can’t do *anything*.
Except for wait two weeks for the nearest place to have an opening to even *look* at my bike.
I never go *anywhere* without my mulit-tool. And the one time I did, I fucking paid for it, and now I’m stuck.
I’m not used to being in a situation where I lack the *tools* to get the job done.
(Alright. That’s a lie. I am *often* lacking the proper tool for the job. But I almost always have something close enough to work. Or something that I can *make* work, despite how much it’s not actually really supposed to be used that way.
I’m often lacking, perhaps, the specific knowledge for a project, but I’ve got a decent instinct (or maybe just an unreasonable amount of experience) with taking things apart, and I’ve gotten really quite good at hunting down that knowledge, if I need something more than just what I have learned by dismantling things over the years.
But now I find myself in a situation where all the knowledge in the world doesn’t help, because I can’t *do* anything with that knowledge.
…I miss my tools.